CCA Events Postponed

The Carson Community Association Board had originally planned to hold a FireWise meeting on March 21 before Covid-19 hit. The event was tentatively rescheduled to May 21 and is now postponed indefinitely due to the current surge in Covid-19 cases. CCA had also hoped to hold a general meeting on August 1st, but given the current Covid-19 situation, this meeting will be postponed until further notice.  However, CCA does need to hold elections for the board members which we MIGHT be able to do via proxy. A ballot will be drafted and sent to all Carsonites via email in early August . The offices up for election are the president and 2 board members. I am happy to run again as President and Peter Allen is running again as a board member. Another volunteer is needed to join the CCA board. This would be great opportunity for someone community-minded—it is not a huge commitment, but definitely a worthy one. The role entails attending board meetings (about every two months), general meetings, (maybe two a year), and CCA events (normally FireWise Day, OctoberFest, and Holiday Pot Luck). Please email me at [email protected] if you are interested in being part of the board […]

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Carson Officially FireWise Community

Congratulations are due to the Carson FireWise Community Board Two days before Christmas 2019, the Carson FireWise board received from the National Fire Protection Association the Certificate of Recognition that Carson is a FireWise community. This came after over a year and many hours of work putting together and submitting the Carson FireWise Community Assessment & Action Plans. What does this mean to you? More work. In the assessment there are 3 action items that we need to work on and accomplish in 2020. They are: 1. South Carson Road: Work with the County Public Works Dept. to make improvements to S. Carson Rd. to for ingress to fire service/emergency responders and for egress of residents of Carson when a fire occurs. 2. Forest Road 556: Work with the NM Forest Service to make major improvements to an existing road to form a viable secondary egress for the community and an ingress for EMS and Firefighters, as well as a fire break on the west side of Carson. 3. Community-wide Wildfire Hazard Reduction Education: This is where everyone in Carson needs to participate. UPDATE: The new FireWise Day 2020 set for May 9, noon to 3:00 at the CVFD building, […]

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FireWise Event

Originally posted May 5. Updated May 16, 2020 PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FIREWISE EVENT ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR MARCH 21 HAS BEEN POSTPONED Following recommended guidelines and for the sake of the more vulnerable in our community, the 2020 Carson FireWise Day, organized by the Carson Community Association, is being POSTPONED from March 21 tentatively to Saturday May 9th, 12 noon to 3:00 pm at the Carson Volunteer Fire Department. We will send an email out before the event encouraging Carson residents to attend the rescheduled meetings, which is an important and informative event to keep us brushed up on what to do in the event of a fire, both as a community and as individuals. We do need to hold this event in due course as we need to accumulate credits for attendance, to maintain our FireWise designation. As the presence of residents really does make a difference, we try to make it interesting and fun, and we provide pizza and refreshments. The planned surprise announcement from our Carson Volunteer Fire Department which will now be postponed as well. Please bring a chair. Stay well and take precautions to avoid getting sick or infected. Elizabeth Brownrigg President, Carson Community Association

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2019 Firewise Day

The 2019 Carson FireWise event, postponed from March 1st because of weather, took place on Saturday, March 23rd, from 1.00 to 3.30 pm at the Carson Volunteer Fire Department on Hwy 567, with presentations as part of a Fuel for Thought program. Some of the Carson Community Association board members, in conjunction with the Volunteer Fire Departments from Carson, Tres Piedras, and Latir, and New Mexico State Forestry, have been working to make Carson a “FireWise” community. Part of the process involves organizing an annual event to increase awareness on how individual residents and the community as a whole can prevent any unwanted fires.  The event began with informal mingling of attendees and presenters, enjoying free pizza and refreshments provided by CCA, with time for residents to view display boards and pick up information brochures. Elizabeth Brownrigg, CCA President, kicked off the event with a couple of brief community announcements. She then introduced the lineup of speakers and presenters for the afternoon’s program. Chris Cote, Taos County Wildland/Urban Interface Coordinator, presented a video on fire prevention with respect to fuels. The video highlighted the importance of removing any fuel in contact with parts of the house, such as dried leaves, […]

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